The group captain stared at Dave and made a solid line with his brows.
"That's the blasted war for you," the group captain chuckled.
And there's blessed little else a group captain can do in this crazy war.
"I get what you mean, sir," Dave said to the group captain with a faint grin.
They followed the group captain out and over to the officers' mess.
"group captain Farnsworth wishes to see you two officers at once," he told them.
The group captain chuckled and made a little gesture with both hands.
For a brief instant shadows crossed the group captain's face, and he looked grave and filled with concern.
Dave shot him a sharp questioning look, but the group captain shook his head firmly.